Nursing as a Career

Entry-Level Competencies

The NANB Entry‐Level Competencies describe the knowledge, skill and judgement required of entry‐level registered nurses to provide safe, competent, and ethical care in a variety of practice settings. The competencies also serve as a guide for curriculum development and for public and employer awareness of the practice expectations of entry‐level registered nurses.

The revised competencies (2013) continue to reflect baccalaureate nursing education. They are client centered, future focused and incorporate new developments in society, health care, nursing knowledge and nursing practice. The competencies aim to ensure that entry‐level registered nurses are able to function in today’s work environment and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to adapt to changes in health care and nursing.